Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass thrust Humboldt County into the center of a national debate when she employed a violent metaphor during a contentious dispute over raw milk.
The incident occurred as the board began its discussion of the issue, when Bass glared into the audience and said:
My comments will come out kind of in a shotgun approach.
We’re not sure what happened after that. We missed the rest of the broadcast because we were busy looking around wildly for someone to maim. No word yet on how many of the meeting attendees killed each other, but we’re thinking it was probably most of them.
After the meeting, a chagrined Bass vowed to henceforth refrain from using the language of violence, except against fish.